Neil has held research, advisory, and teaching roles relevant to government, business, and non-profit sector collaboration. As Executive Director of The Intersector Project, Neil supports organizational strategy, research initiatives, partnership development and leads external engagements with organizations that share an interest in cross-sector collaboration. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a member of The World Economic Forum community as a Global Shaper, and serves as President of the Concordia Public-Private Partnership Index Task Force. Neil previously worked as a Project Coordinator and Senior Research Assistant to the York University Community Finance Project where he coordinated a research team to assess the accessibility of local financial services, developed publicly available self-assessment resources, and outlined a framework for social performance assessment to support impact evaluation. Neil also worked as a Principal Researcher for the Social Investment Organization of Canada where he collected, organized, and analyzed environmental, social, and governance data from asset management firms to evaluate the state of responsible investment in Canada. Neil studied finance and philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada and graduated with an Honors Bachelor in Administrative Studies and a Certificate in Practical Ethics.
Jacquelyn joined The Intersector Project in June 2014 and now serves as Communications Director, where she drives communications strategies that advance the organization’s mission of empowering leaders to tackle society’s complex problems through intersector collaboration. Before joining The Intersector Project, Jacquelyn spent seven years working in the public and nonprofit sectors. A native of New Orleans, she was Director of Communications for the New Orleans City Council President, Director of Communications for the Council President’s successful 2010 re-election campaign, and a key player on Louisiana State University’s External Affairs team. Trained as a journalist, Jacquelyn is a passionate believer in the power of compelling storytelling to move the needle on complex social and environmental issues. Jacquelyn holds a B.A. in Mass Communication and an M.A. in Mass Media and Public Affairs from LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication. She is co-author of several articles exploring the history of the American press and co-editor of Journalism of the Highest Realm, a memoir of pioneering Chicago Daily News correspondent Ed Price Bell.
As Research Analyst, Juliet Tarantino manages and supports a variety of applied research initiatives that aim to support practitioners of cross-sector collaboration. Prior to joining The Intersector Project, Juliet conducted research in support of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellows. She also carried out original qualitative research on alternative forms of educating residents about complex environmental and social issues in Maine and New Hampshire. In addition to her work at The Intersector Project, Juliet is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Juliet previously taught research writing to talented youth from underserved communities in New York City and served as a North American Language and Culture Assistant for the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education in Madrid.. She also coordinated Spanish classes at a cooperatively run art space in Brooklyn. Juliet holds a Master’s in Anthropology from The New School for Social Research and a dual B.A. in Anthropology and International Affairs with a minor in Spanish from the University of New Hampshire.
As Communications Manager, Cara helps advance The Intersector Project’s mission by managing the organization’s digital strategy and contributing to other communications and content-related work. She has worked at a variety of cultural institutions and non-profits in New York City, including the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and the Paley Center for Media. She most recently managed development and marketing initiatives at Read Ahead, a reading-based mentoring program for students in New York City. She enjoys putting her writing and editing skills to use for engaging, mission-driven organizations. Cara graduated with honors from Wesleyan University in 2010 with a B.A. in American Studies and French.
Laura joined The Intersector Project in December 2016 as Operations Assistant, where she helps to maintain workflow and provides administrative and communications support to the team. Prior to joining The Intersector Project, Laura worked as an Editorial Assistant for TDR: The Drama Review and as an Operations Manager for Morgane Le Fay, a luxury fashion company. Laura holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University. She graduated with honors and received a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies from New York University.